I was lucky enough to be invited to Latitude Festival to take part in the art. I came up with the idea of Stone Circles because rock painting is fun, simple and currently seems to be growing in popularity.
There’s more information about the Stone Circles on the Forest of Thoughts website, but there were so many great rocks painted that it seemed wrong not to share them.
Love was by far the most popular theme.
Some people wanted to share their thoughts, or other’s wisdom.
Others had a more frivolous approach.
Over the course of the weekend I saw people leave phone numbers on rocks – and get phone calls; meditate in front of the circles; add runes to the circles; create stones together as a family; leave stones marking relationships; and generally celebrate life.
Almost 300 stones we took were taken.
We ended the weekend with 600 stones – showing Latitude-goers give more that they take.
I couldn’t leave all the stones behind. They are currently decorating my home and garden.
Huge thanks to Leila Nihill for being an artistic genius and creating the faces in the trees and other decor; Simone Nihill for working brilliantly with the best smile ever on her face; and Jason Hamilton Smith for getting me – and 300 stones – to site and helping keep things running smoothly.
Did you take part in the art at Latitude? If you see your stone, please comment – I’d love to know the story behind your stone. And if you took a stone to share, I’d love to know where they ended up.